Exemplary Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award
Explanation of Award
The Exemplary Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award goes to faculty who have worked collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries, whether within departments, across departments, with professional colleagues or with off-campus agencies or organizations.
The recipients of the Exemplary Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award must demonstrate that they have worked collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries whether within departments, across departments, with professional colleagues or with off-campus agencies or organizations. Priority will be given to recent interdisciplinary collaborative projects (i.e., projects initiated within the last five years).
The Collaborative Award recipients receive $5,000 cash per group (less benefits and withholding taxes) or $5,000 in support of university-related projects (any equipment purchased as support becomes the property of WSU).
Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) a one to two-page letter of nomination that describes the focus of the collaborative project with regard to teaching, scholarship and/or service. Provide specific information that describes the:
- Extent of involvement of WSU students
- Extent of involvement of outside agencies/organizations
- Extent of interdisciplinary efforts
- Impact/results of the project on the participants
- Overall quality of the project
In addition, provide names of three people who are familiar with the project’s focus to serve as references. If possible, at least one reference should be a former student who has personally been involved with the project being nominated.
If the nomination is accepted, nominees must submit a brief (three to five-page) summary of the collaborative project, including information which supports the criteria.
References will be asked to submit one to two-page letters that address the award criteria.
Faculty are not eligible to receive a second award for five years.